The Organic Business Guide

Description: Sales of organic products are steadily increasing, and so is organic production in low and middle income countries. For good reason: for farmers it is an opportunity to increase their income and manage their land in a more sustainable way. Getting the produce from the field to the market requires a certain level of organisation, management and finance; a well-functioning organic business. Whether set up in the form of a producer cooperative or a private company, the organic business needs to be efficient, well structured and profitable.
Author: Bo van Elzakker, Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institute, Frank Eyhorn, Helvetas
Year: 2010
Category: Value chain
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof


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